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by Streatfeild, Noel
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Big events and small incidents in the day-to-day life of the family of an English clergyman
Topics: Families, Family life, Families
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by Streatfeild, Noel
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" A Concora book."
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Tired of being world citizens, traveling with their brother on his tours as a violin prodigy, three children plot to find a home of their own and discover careers of their own in films and ballet
Topics: Family, Acting
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by Streatfeild, Noel
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Topics: Streatfeild, Noel, Authors, English, Students, Girls, Vicars, Parochial
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by Corrin, Sara; Corrin, Stephen; Bennett, Jill, 1934-, ill
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An anthology of fourteen Christmas stories from many countries, chosen for older children. Includes selections by Thomas Hardy, Leon Garfield, O. Henry, and Charles Dickens
Topics: Children's stories, Christmas stories, Christmas, Short stories, Children's short stories in...
Radio Programs
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THE GROWING SUMMER By Noel Streatfeild  Dramatised by Julie Wilkinson Summer 1965. When their father falls dangerously ill, the young Gareth children's lives are about to change forever. Sent to stay with their eccentric great-aunt Dymphna in her crumbling mansion on the west coast of Ireland, they face dangers and adventures they could hardly have imagined.  Director Sue Sutton Mayo   Aunt Dymphna: Ann Rye Naomi: Holly Grainger Alex: Will Haigh Penny: Emily Fleeshman Robin: Paul Herriott...
Topics: Family Drama, 1965
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Amulet (version 2) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Padraig O'hIceadha The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by E. Nesbit. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It (1902) and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904). In it the children re-encounter the Psammead—the "it" in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks
Radio Programs
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E Nesbit - The Story of the Amulet Dramatised by Malcolm McKee In a quest to achieve their hearts' desire, Anthea, Cyril, Robert and Jane travel through history to discover the whereabouts of an ancient and magical amulet.    Cast: Learned Gentleman: Cuve Francis Psammead: Simon Carter With: James Richard Fiona Christie Lexi Rose Kim Wall Terry Molloy Ian Brooker Robert Lister Malcolm McKee Annabel Dowler Music: Malcolm McKee Musicians:  Helen Bool Audrey Douglas Malcolm McKee Paul...
Topics: BBC Radio drama, E. Nesbit, quest, ancient amulet
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LibriVox recording of Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by BettyB; Nick Bulka; Gail Nelson; Twinkle; Kalynda; Kana McKay; Rowan Mckinney Twinkle is a little girl who often finds herself caught up in fantastic adventures. Whether it be being put on trial by angry woodchucks, raising a hateful baby crow, visiting a town full of talking prairie dogs, finding magical turtles, meeting strange creatures, or stumbling upon a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, adventure, collection, fantasy, magic, dreams, chickens,...
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by Jean Webster
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LibriVox recording of Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster. Read by Jo Karabasz. Jerusha Abbott was brought up at the John Grier Home, an old-fashioned orphanage. The children were wholly dependent on charity and had to wear other people's cast-off clothes. Jerusha's unusual first name was selected by the matron off a grave stone, while her surname was selected out of the phone book. At the age of 18, she has finished her education and is at loose ends, still working in the dormitories at the...
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of The Coral Island, by R. M. Ballantyne, read by Tom Weiss. Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Sea islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high...
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Topics: ballantyne, audio, adventure, shipwreck, pirates, south seas, librivox, audiobook, children, teens
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by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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LibriVox recording of Mother Carey's Chickens, by Kate Douglas Wiggin. “When Captain Carey went on his long journey into the unknown and uncharted land, the rest of the Careys tried in vain for a few months to be still a family, and did not succeed at all. They clung as closely to one another as ever they could, but there was always a gap in the circle where father had been….. The only thing to do was to remember father's pride and justify it, to recall his care for mother and take his...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, young adult, mother carey's chickens
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by J. Meade Falkner
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LibriVox recording of Moonfleet By J. Meade Falkner The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. One night John chances on the smugglers' store in the crypt beneath the church. He explores but hides behind a coffin when he hears voices. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to...
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Topics: moonfleet, falkner, fiction, children, adventure, audiobooks, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of The Rose And The Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Eleanor Howard; Domenica Campbell; Cancer; Lydia; Lynne Thompson Victorian social satire hiding in a set of children's fairy tales by the author of the classic "Vanity Fair" - Summary by Stav Nisser For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, satire, children, fantasy, short stories, fairy tales, victorian
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by Fergus Hume
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“The following report appeared in the Argus newspaper of Saturday, the 28th July, 18-- “Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took place in Melbourne on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning, goes a long way towards verifying this saying. A crime has been committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city, and is surrounded by an inpenetrable mystery. … “On the twenty-seventh day of...
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Topics: librivox, mystery, murder, fiction
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by Owen Wister
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LibriVox recording of The Dragon of Wantley, by Owen Wister. Read by David Wales. A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press, the story is a comic "burlesque" (in the author's words), concerning the "true" story of the Dragon. It is a romantic story set at Christmastime in the early 13th century. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, animals, children, comedy, fairy tales, fantasy, humor,...
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by Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of Miss Billy, by Eleanor H. Porter. Mr. Neilson was determined to name his first child after his boyhood chum, William Henshaw. When the baby disappointed him by being a girl, he was consoled by naming her Billy. Miss Billy, now 18, orphaned and all alone in the world, takes her lawyer’s suggestion to ask her namesake to take her in. Only one little problem – Mr. Henshaw did not know of her existence, and then mistakenly thinks that Billy is a boy! Eleanor H. Porter was...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, young adult, fiction, miss billy, eleanor porter
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sarah Stuart Robbins
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LibriVox recording of Miss Ashton's New Pupil, by Sarah Stuart Robbins. Read by Abigail Rasmussen. Marion Park, the daughter of missionaries, is sent to Miss Ashton's boarding school. There she meets with many young girls and together they learn not just lessons in German, Logic, Arithmetic, Latin and Rhetoric, but also life lessons of study habits, lady like manners, self control, thoughtfulness of others, truthfulness, and many other character traits. Join these girls of Montrose Academy as...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, young girl, school, missionary
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by W. S. Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the H.M.S. Pinafore, by W. S. Gilbert. Read by Noel Badrian. H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It opened in London, England, on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, which was the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time. H.M.S. Pinafore was Gilbert and Sullivan's fourth operatic collaboration and their first international...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Gilbert and Sullivan, children, British Navy
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by Grace May North
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LibriVox recording of Bobs, a Girl Detective, by Grace May North. This is a great short chapter mystery book for girls. It is similar to Nancy Drew. Bobs is one of the four sisters whose parents die, leaving them with the responsibility of caring for themselves. They have to work together to be cheerful through the hard time and a long the way have many adventures! Let's start decoding the clues! (Summary by peppersnoodles93) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, mystry, teen, adventure, children
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by Asa Don Dickinson
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LibriVox recording of Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know by Asa Don Dickinson. Read in English by kyegrayson; Taysha Lynn; Crystal Rogers; Lois Beachy Yoder; Bekaroo; Michele Fry; Mike Justice; Maria Kasper; Nancee Cline; Georgann Fennell; Lynne Thompson; Janaketch; John Kooz; Beth Thomas; Lydia; Joyfull; Eleanor Howard; anjpatel This charming book has many stores that deal mostly with the holiday of Thanksgiving, perfectly suited for family listening and reading, gathers in one volume...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, food, thanksgiving, gratitude
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by Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of EIGHT COUSINS, by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. Read by Maria Therese. This is the story of Rose Campbell, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose’s guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier. At the end of a year, she is...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, orphans, children, fiction, alcott
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by Charles Major
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LibriVox recording of The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major. Read in English by Tanica This delightful story is the tale of young Balser Brent, who has a knack for running into bears. Usually the bears come out of the interaction worse than the feisty and brave Balser. A great story for both boys and girls who enjoy adventure and excitement. (Summary by Tanica) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, animals, Hunting, bear, river, log cabin
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by Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey Read by Lucy Burgoyne Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was the author of more than forty children's books. "Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write down' to children and frequently used words beyond the average...
Topics: fiction, children, bailey, betsy, butterfly, audiobooks, librivox
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by Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970
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OCLC number: ocm03008880
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by Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Maida's Little Shop
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by Neil Boyton, S.J.
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LibriVox recording of Killgloom Park, by Neil Boyton, S.J.. Read by Maria Therese. Join Angelo Daily and his chums during a fun filled summer at Killgloom Park, a Coney Island, New York amusement park in the 1930's. A runaway tiger! Tracking down a wanted thief! Climbing down a ferris wheel in the middle of the night! These are just a few of the exciting things that happen during this adventurous summer! The author grew up in the world of amusement parks, providing first hand material for two...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, children, fiction, teen/young adult
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by Mary Louisa Molesworth
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LibriVox recording of The Palace in the Garden, by Mary Louisa Molesworth. Read by Ilianthe. The Palace in the Garden is the engaging story of three orphans sent to live in the mysterious country cottage of Rosebuds. The inquisitive children piece together the unexpected mystery of the Palace in the garden & all that goes with it. The story has a few twists. This book put me in mind of the Secret Garden. ( Summary by ilianthe ) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Bobbsey Twins at School by Laura Lee Hope. Read by LibriVox Volunteers The Bobbsey Twins is a series of books attributed to Laura Lee Hope, a house pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The family includes a pair of older twins, Nan and Bert, and a pair of younger twins, Freddie and Flossie. This volume is the fourth in the series. The Bobbseys are on their way home from an exciting summer vacation. But mysteries and trouble are never far behind them, and they run...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, twins, Bobbsey Twins, stratemeyer syndicate, brothers and sisters,...
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by Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE, by LAURA LEE HOPE. Read by Abigail Rasmussen. This book follows the adventures of Bunny Brown, a 6-year old lively little boy, and his Sister Sue, a happy 5-year old little girl. You will enjoy learning of their adorable antics and delightful chatter. The Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue series were published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916-1930. (Introduction by Abigail Rasmussen) For further information, including links to online...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fiction, siblings
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by Margaret Penrose
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A LibriVox recording of Dorothy Dale - A Girl of Today by Margaret Penrose. Read by Lucy Burgoyne. Dorothy Dale is the daughter of an old Civil War veteran who is running a weekly newspaper in a small Eastern town. Her sunny disposition, her fun-loving ways and her trials and triumphs make clean, interesting and fascinating reading. The Dorothy Dale Series is one of the most popular series of books for girls ever published. (from the book) For further information, including links to online...
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by Johanna Spyri
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LibriVox recording of Maezli, by Johanna Spyri. Read by Daryl Wor. "Mäzli" may be pronounced the most natural and one of the most entertaining of Madame Spyri's creations. The atmosphere is created by an old Swiss castle and by the romantic associations of the noble family who lived there. Plot interest is supplied in abundance by the children of the Bergmann family with varying characters and interests. A more charming group of young people and a more wise and affectionate mother...
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by Annie Fellows Johnston
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LibriVox recording of The Gate of the Giant Scissors, by Annie Fellows Johnston. This is the story of Joyce, an American girl who has been sent abroad to France to study, and of her adventures in France, - the wonderful house with the gate of The Giant Scissors, Jules, her little playmate, Sister Denis, the cruel Brossard, and her dear Aunt Kate. (Summary from an original 1898 copy of book.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Annie Fellows Johnston
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LibriVox recording of The Little Colonel at Boarding-School, by Annie Fellows Johnston. Because of the illness of her grandfather, Lloyd Sherman, the Little Colonel, finds herself being sent off to boarding school from her home in Lloydsboro Valley, Kentucky. Jolly times are mixed with lessons in this 7th book in the "Little Colonel" series for girls. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Margaret Penrose
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LibriVox recording of Dorothy Dale's Great Secret, by Margaret Penrose. Read by Lynne Thompson "Girls have to have secrets, or they wouldn't be girls, and we have now got ours." In this, the third book in the Dorothy Dale series, written under the house pseudonym of Margaret Penrose, Dorothy proves herself to be a good friend to Tavia. Amid suspicion and worry for her chum, she undertakes the perilous task of 'rescuing' her and saving her reputation with minimal help from her cousins...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Tales of the Five Towns , by Arnold Bennett. Read by Martin Clifton . This is a selection of short stories recounting, with gentle satire and tolerant good humour, the small town provincial life at the end of the nineteenth century, based around the six towns in the county of Staffordshire, England, known as the Potteries. Arnold Bennett chose to fictionalize these towns by changing their names and omitting one (Fenton) as he apparently felt that “Five Towns” was more...
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by Edward Frederic Benson
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Librivox recording of Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson. Read by Martin Clifton. E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all. Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, E.F. Benson, Emmeline Lucas, Riseholme
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by George and Weedon Grossmith
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Librivox recording of The Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith. Read by Martin Clifton The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acquaintances. It first appeared, serialised in Punch magazine and might be regarded as the first "blog"; being a record of the simplicities and humiliations in the life of this mundane, but upright, city clerk, who had an incontestable faith that a...
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by Earl Derr Biggers
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LibriVox recording of The Agony Column, by Earl Derr Biggers. Read in English by peac. English romantic adventure starring a young American in London and inspired by the personal ads (agony columns) in the London papers. In this treacherous tale of murder and intrigue young American Geoffrey West tracks a killer from the posh dining room of the Carlton Hotel to the opium dens of London's Limehouse district in search of the truth and the heart of his true love only to find the culprit all too...
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by Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of Under the Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Rachel Lintern. This novel is subtitled The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School . The Quire is the group of musicians who accompany the hymns at the local church and we follow the fortunes of one member, Dick Dewy, who falls in love with the new school mistress, Fancy Day. Another element of the book is the battle between the traditional musicians of the Quire and the local vicar, Parson Maybold, who...
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by John Kendrick Bangs
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LibriVox recording of The Idiot, by John Kendrick Bangs, Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). The Idiot is anything but, yet his fellow boarders at Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog’s home for single gentlemen see him as such. His brand of creative thought is dismissed as foolishness yet it continues to get under their skin, because when you’re beneath contempt you can say what you please. – This is the first of John Kendrick Bangs' “Idiot” books and was published by Harper and Brothers in 1895....
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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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LibriVox recording of A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read in English by Clive Catterall A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Greek, Myth, Children's Fiction, Gothic, Legends, Fairy Tales
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by Elizabeth von Arnim
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LibriVox recording of The Benefactress by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read in English by Helen Taylor Anna Estcourt, twenty-five and beautiful, is the penniless ward of her distant brother and his exasperating wife. Turning down all offers of marriage, scornful at the thought of leaning on a man for help and comfort, she thinks only of the independence which seems an impossible dream. But out of the blue Uncle Joachim, her mother's brother, leaves her a handsome property in Germany. Her longed for...
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by Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Tenterhooks by Ada Leverson. Read in English by Helen Taylor The second of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, an Edwardian comedy of manners. Several years have passed since the events in 'Love's Shadow', but Bruce Ottley is as difficult and irksome as ever. His beautiful wife Edith continues to gently manage his foibles, and regards him with a fond tolerance. But then she meets the enchanting - and very handsome - Aylmer Ross. The attraction between them is undeniable, and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, edwardian literature, comedy of manners, little ottleys
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by Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Love at Second Sight by Ada Leverson. Read by Helen Taylor In the final installment of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, three years have passed since Bruce and Edith's marriage was in danger of collapse. Thanks to Edith's forgiving and patient ways they have put their difficulties behind them, and their lives seem on an even keel despite the advent of the First World War. But change is in the air: Bruce and Edith have a house guest - the intriguing Madame Frabelle charms...
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by Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Love's Shadow by Ada Leverson. Read in English by Helen Taylor The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Leverson was a great friend and staunch supporter of Oscar Wilde and shared his love for sharp, witty writing. Like Wilde, her work is characterised by a wonderful ear for dialogue and deft characterization. 'Love's Shadow' introduces us to Bruce and Edith Ottley and their...
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by Eliza Haywood
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LibriVox recording of The Fortunate Foundlings by Eliza Haywood. Read in English by Helen Taylor A story of love and adventure, following the fortunes of a young man and woman each trying to make their way in the wide world. Horatio and Louisa are twins, abandoned in infancy and adopted by a wealthy bachelor. For various reasons both leave his protection and set off independently: Plucky and determined Louisa must defend her virtue and make her way in a man’s world, and her spirited brother...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Helen Taylor The third of the series featuring Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane: four children who are, as they often say, "the sort of people that wonderful things happen to". In 'Five Children and It' they were lucky enough to meet the magical, wish-granting Psammead - and in this final book they meet him once again. He guides them to an ancient Amulet that will help them find their hearts' desire - but...
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by William Frend De Morgan
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LibriVox recording of Somehow Good by William Frend De Morgan. Read in English by Helen Taylor A mysterious man arrives in London and, in a freak accident, gets electrocuted on an underground train and loses his memory. A young lady called Sally Nightingale feels responsible, and brings him home to her mother. But in a strange twist of fate it transpires that her mother is the man's ex wife, whom he divorced twenty years earlier in unhappy circumstances. The old attraction is there, but what...
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by Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of Aunt Crete's Emancipation by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by Cori Samuel Aunt Lucretia — 'Crete' to her family — is a sweet, patient older woman, who lives with her narrow-minded sister and spoilt niece, acting as their unpaid and unappreciated domestic servant. When they leave town in order to avoid the unexpected visit of a "backwoods" cousin, she is left at home to welcome him. She's willing to love him whatever he's like, and he's looking for a...
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by Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Moving Picture Girls; by Laura Lee Hope. Read by Cori Samuel. Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere's voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work. A friend and...
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by Franz J. L. Thimm
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LibriVox recording of French Self-Taught , by Franz J. L. Thimm. Part of a Librivox initiative to develop a free language-learning resource. This book is old, but the basics haven't changed too much. All the French content is spoken by native French speakers. The book includes sections on vocabulary, nouns, adjectives, verbs and phrases, and will still prove useful. Some of the phrases are dated but hilarious. If you need a flannel petticoat, or to chastise your washerwoman, this book is...
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by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
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LibriVox recording of The Riddle of the Purple Emperor , by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew. Read by Ruth Golding . Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance of the family jewels. The Cheyne jewels include a pendant featuring the Purple Emperor, a priceless jewel looted from a temple during the Indian Mutiny. During her time at school in Paris, Lady Margaret has met and fallen in love with Sir...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s (1911), by Edith Nesbit (1858–1924). Read by Ruth Golding Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Magic City , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding . Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures. As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and...
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by Arnold Kennedy
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LibriVox recording of Merry Clappum Junction , or, The Strange Adventures of the New Zealand Express & a Boy: a quick train of thought by Arnold Kennedy (1853-1938). Read and sung by Ruth Golding . This is a jolly little book about a little boy, a dog, a train and a house. But not an ordinary train, oh no, and not an ordinary house either! And there are songs, too. The Preface is short, dull and only for the grown-ups. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For further information, including links to...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Magic World , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding. Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in...
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by Thomas W. Hanshew
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A Librivox Recording, Read by Ruth Golding
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by Rafael Sabatini
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Librivox recording of Scaramouche , by Rafael Sabatini. Scaramouche is a romantic adventure and tells the story of a young aristocrat during the French Revolution. His successive endeavors as a lawyer, politician, actor, lover, and buffoon lead his enemies to call him "Scaramouche" (also called Scaramuccia, a roguish character in the commedia dell'arte), but he impresses many with his elegant orations and precision swordsmanship. The later film version includes one of the longest, and...
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by Oliver Goldsmith
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Librivox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. Read by Martin Clifton Published in 1766 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £60 on Oliver Goldsmith's behalf by Dr Johnson to enable Goldsmith to pay off outstanding rent and to release himself from his landlady's arrest. It is the story of the family of Dr Primrose, a benevolent vicar, and follows them through their fall from fortune and their...
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by Oliver Goldsmith
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LibriVox recording of The Good-Natured Man by Oliver Goldsmith. By the playwright of the more popular She Stoops to Conquer, The Good-Natured Man is the comedic story of misguided philanthropy, mistaken identity, and secret romance. Will Honeywell, The Good-Natured Man, see through the lies and trickery surrounding his generosity? Will Leontine and Olivia's true relationship be found out? And just what is that Lofty guy up to...? (Summary by Amanda Friday) Cast: Narrator: Katy Fossil Sir...
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by Mary Johnston
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LibriVox recording of To Have And To Hold, by Mary Johnston. Read by Tom Weiss. When I first started reading this book, I thought it to be a historical romance novel. As I read further, I pondered whether it might be a sea-faring story. Reading still further, I determined it to be an adventure story. Alas, it is all three. To Have And To Hold, written by Mary Johnston was the bestselling novel of 1900. The story takes place in colonial Jamestown during the 1600’s. Captain Ralph Percy, an...
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by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
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LibriVox recording of Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor, by Richard Doddridge Blackmore "If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply" ... thus opens Lorna Doone, one of the best love stories ever written. The novel has inspired at least ten movies and mini-series. "John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated...
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by Gene Stratton-Porter
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LibriVox recording of Freckles, by Gene Stratton-Porter. Freckles is a young man who has been raised since infancy in a Chicago orphanage. His one dream is to find a job, a place to belong and people who accept him despite his youth and the disability of having only one hand. He finds this place in the Limberlost Swamp, as Mr. McLean's Limberlost guard of precious timber. In the process, he discovers a love for the wilderness and animals he encounters every day on his rounds and a burning...
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by Monogram Pictures Corporation
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* Released: 1934-04-29 * Drama (Eng US) * Monogram Pictures Corporation * Cert. #190 * WRITER: Gene Stratton-Porter (Aug 1909) * PRODUCER: Wm.T. Lackey * DIRECTOR: Christy Cabanne * STARRING: Louise Dresser; Ralph Morgan; Marian Marsh; Henry B. Walthall * SYNOPSIS: Young woman faces cold neglect by her mother, who feels ruined by death of husband, who drowned in the swamp quicksand. She blames her daughter for his death, as she was giving birth to her, instead of being with him to save his...
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by Gene Stratton-Porter
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LibriVox recording of Michael O'Halloran, by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read by Mary Anderson. The story of a plucky, optimistic newsboy, Michael O'Halloran, who has been orphaned from a young age and asks nothing of the world but to "Be Square!" This is a warm and joyous story of how Michael makes life sunnier for those around him, bringing joy to all who know him. (Summary by Mary A.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Gene Stratton-Porter
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LibriVox recording of The Harvester, by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read by Cindy Steib. The Harvester is one of Gene Stratton-Porter’s romantic novels which combine a love of nature, high moral ideals and a good plot.This is the story of a young man who lives in the country side with his dog and other animals and grows herbs to sell to medical drug supply houses. One evening, he has a vision of his Dream Girl and this is the story of his search for her and what happens when he finds her. (Summary...
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by Edith Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of Harding's Luck, by Edith Nesbit. Harding's luck is sequel to E. Nesbit's "The House of Arden". It tells the story of Dickie Harding, a disabled boy, who one day accidentelly discovers an old magic, that allows him to travel into his own past. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in "The House of Arden") and together they seek for a long lost treasure. (Summary by Elli) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Edith Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The House of Arden, by Edith Nesbit This novel describes how Edred and Elfrida Arden and their Aunt Edith embark on a treasure hunt through time - for the famous Arden family treasure. With help from the magical creature Mouldiwarp, they find a whole lot of excitement and adventure. They need to discover the missing fortune before Edred's tenth birthday - or it will never be theirs. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne. (Translated by F. P. Walter.) Read in English by Michele Fry Originally published 1870, this recording is from the English translation by Frederick P. Walter, published 1991, containing the unabridged text from the original French and offered up into the public domain. It is considered to be the very first science fiction novel ever written, the first novel about the undersea world, and is a classic science fiction...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Cricket on the Hearth , by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Read by Ruth Golding . The tale of John Peerybingle, the good-hearted carrier, and his young wife Mary ('Dot'), interwoven with the story of poor toymaker Caleb Plummer, his beloved blind daughter Bertha, and the harsh old toy merchant Tackleton, who is due to marry May Fielding, a childhood friend of Dot. Comic relief is provided by Tilly Slowboy, the disaster-prone nursemaid of John and Dot's baby, and Boxer,...
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by Meredith Nicholson
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Librivox recording of The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson. Read by J. M. Smallheer. A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Glenarm returning from various exploits in Europe and Africa for the reading of his grandfather’s will. In it, he stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a...
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by Marion Harvey
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LibriVox recording of Mystery of the Hidden Room, by Marion Harvey. Read by Roger Melin. A classic mystery/detective story in the Sherlock Holmes tradition, the hidden room suggested by the title of this book does not remain a mystery for very long as the book progresses. Written in the first person, the husband of his (Carlton Davies) former lover is found dead one night at the stroke of midnight, and Davies finds his ex-lover standing over the dead body immediately after the shot was fired,...
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by Grace May North
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LibriVox recording of The Phantom Town Mystery by Grace May North. Read in English by Bill Boerst Two girls from the East, out on a horseback ride in the mountains of Arizona, find a house in the mountains. The house's history reveals that an eccentric miner once lived there. As they turn to leave, a gunshot goes off. Dora vows to solve what she and Mary call the Evil Eye Turquoise mystery. That evening two male friends and the two girls visit an old storekeeper who knows a lot about Lucky...
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